Last Days Encyclopedia


Two "Last Days" Distinguished. The expression "last days" or "end of days" in reference to Israel means the end of Israel's prophetic history (Gen 49:1; Num. 24:14; Deut. 4:30; Deut. 31:29; Job 19:25; Isa 2:2; Ezek. 38:16; Dan. 2:28; Dan. 10:14; Dan. 12:13; Mic. 4:1; Acts 2:17; Heb. 1:2; 1 Peter 1:20-21) and is like the expression "the end of the age" (Matt. 24:3). Christ appeared in "the end of the age" to put away sin (Heb. 9:26), but then the parenthetical period of the Church opened. Once the Church period closes, the "last days" of Israel will continue to unfold. In reference to the Church, the term "last days" refers to the last days of the Christian profession (2 Tim. 3:1-9; 4:3; 2 Pet. 3:3). We can clearly discern that we are in those "last days".